UPDATE: Arrest made in fatal shooting, fire in Emerald Isle

EMERALD ISLE, NC (WITN) - An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal shooting and fire in Emerald Isle back on January 9th.

Police arrested Patrick Whitley, 25, of Havelock in Corpus Christi, Texas on Sunday.

The Corpus Christi Police Department and members of the U.S. Marshal's Service made the arrest.

The shooting and fire happened at 107 Melanie Street, shortly after 8:30 p.m.

31-year old Carl Jones, Jr. was the victim found dead inside the house.

Whitley is being held without bond until he is brought back to North Carolina, where he faces charges of murder and first degree arson.


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Police discovered a man had been fatally shot while responding to a house fire.

Emerald Isle police say they were called to a home on Melaine Street for a fire just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

When they got there, they found 31-year-old Carl Jones Jr. had been fatally shot inside.

Police say they interviewed someone in connection to the shooting, but their name has not been released and no arrests have been made at this time.

It took crews from multiple departments several hours to put out the fire.

Law enforcement and the SBI are currently at the scene investigating.